Adjunct Faculty

Members of the adjunct faculty are sought out not only with consideration of their academic backgrounds, but also for significant real-world ministry and leadership experience. SBC’s goal is to utilize and affirm instructors with an ability to motivate the student-learner, communicate effectively, and interact with students on a personal and significant level. Over the years additions to the teaching team have broadened and enriched the school’s capabilities in effectively modeling, mentoring and imparting practical truths to the next generation of servantleaders.


The following are brief introductions to the members of the SBC/CGSL adjunct faculty.

Keith Batchelor

Keith Batchelor

30+ years of pastoral and administrative leadership experience 
Bachelor’s degree, Manchester University, Manchester, England

Andre Benjamin

Andre Benjamin

Associate Pastor – Youth, and Elder, Sonrise Christian Center; “edutainer” and author; Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Seattle Pacific University

Dr. Shirl DeBay

Shirl DeBay

Veteran educator, missionary, counselor 
Master of Arts in Counseling, Seattle Pacific University; 
Doctor of Humanities, Florida Beacon College and Seminary, Largo, FL.

Ben Dixon

Ben Dixon

Associate Pastor and Intern Director at Mill Creek Foursquare; founder of 11th Hour Ministries

Wanda Dotson

Wanda Dotson

Hospitality

Dan Eide

Dan Eide

Senior Pastor, Sisco Heights Community Church, Arlington, WA 
Bachelor of Arts in Missiology, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA; 
Master of Renewal Servant-Leadership, Cross-National Graduate School of Leadership, Everett, WA.

Dr. Natalie Ellington

Natalie Ellington

Educator; Communication Specialist 
Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL.

Dr. Joe Fuiten

Joe Fuiten

Senior Pastor, Cedar Park Assembly, Bothell, WA; author 
Doctor of Ministry, Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (now Bakke Graduate University, Seattle)

Sharon Galvin

Sharon Galvin

Executive Administrator. BA in Christian Education at Seattle Bible College

Dr. Dan Hammer

Dr. Dan Hammer

Founding Senior Pastor, Sonrise Christian Center, Everett, WA; President, Seattle Bible College Doctor of Ministry, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA

John Hammer

John Hammer

Senior Associate Pastor, Sonrise Christian Center, Everett, WA; 
Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Seattle Bible College; graduate studies, CGSL

Dr. Warren Heckman

Dr. Warren Heckman

U.S. Coordinator, Fellowship of Christian Assemblies; 55 years of ministry leadership experience 
Doctor of Ministry, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Keith Hook

Keith Hook

Mission to Unreached Peoples; 40 years in pastoral and missions ministry 
Master of Divinity, Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

Dr. Bryan K. Johnson

Dr. Bryan K. Johnson

Serving SBC in leadership since 1992 
Doctor of Ministry, Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (now Bakke Graduate University, Seattle)

Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson

Director of Policy, Planning and Performance at Washington Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA 
Master of Arts in Government, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson

Sr. Pastor, The Pursuit Northwest 
Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Seattle Bible College; graduate studies, Vanguard Univ.

Dr. Henry Klopp

Dr. Henry Klopp

Educator; Church and leadership consultant 
Doctor of Ministry, California Graduate School of Theology, La Habra, CA; author

Sue Knapp

Sue Knapp

Librarian: BA from Central Michigan University. Master in literacy from Western Washington University.

Herb Marks

Herb Marks

House of Prayer Pastor, Sonrise Christian Center; Director of Sought Out Global; many years of pastor-leadership ministry

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Associate Pastor – Pastoral Care, Sonrise Christian Center, Everett 
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Seattle Pacific University

Jack Schenaker

Jack Schenaker

Elder, Sonrise Christian Center, Everett, WA; Colonel (Ret.) U.S. Air Force 
Master of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Associate Pastor – Assimilation, Sonrise Christian Center; many years in ministry and teaching including international service

Dr. Jon Sharpe

Dr. Jon Sharpe

Pres. & Co-founding Board Member, C3 Leaders 
Doctor of Ministry, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle

Dr. David Shibley

David Shibley

Founder of Global Advance, Dallas, TX; missions leader and author 
Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas; 
Doctor of Divinity (Hon.), Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Dr. Ron Sommers

Dr. Ron Sommers

Veteran global missionary, Assemblies of God 
Doctor of Ministry, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Jamie Sovern

Jamie Sovern

Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Seattle Bible College

Dr. Matthew Thomas

Dr. Matthew Thomas

Pres., Central India Theological Seminary; Chair, Fellowship of Pentecostal Churches in India; Secretary, Pentecostal World Fellowship Secretary of the Pentecostal World 
Doctorate in Counseling, University of Saugar, Sagar, MP, India

Dr. Kathleen M. Troll

Dr. Kathleen M. Troll

Pastor, teacher, mentor, administrator, and dean of Seattle Bible College; director of By His Grace Ministries; MA Seattle Bible College; Doctor of Transformational Leadership, Bakke Graduate University.

Dr. Paul Vallee

Dr. Paul Vallee

Senior Pastor, Living Stones Church, Red Deer, AB, Canada 
Doctor of Ministry, Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (now Bakke Graduate University)

Avril Vandermerwe

Avril Vandermerwe

former Associate Pastor of Sisco Heights Community Church

Dr. Bill Vandermerwe

Dr. Bill Vandermerwe

55 years of ministry in South Africa and the U.S., Pastor, evangelist, author 
Doctor of Theology, Newburgh Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN

Paul Walterman

Paul Walterman

Pres., Fresh Heart Ministries; 50 years of ministry experience Bachelor of Arts in Bible, Central Bible College, Springfield, MO; graduate studies

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Executive Administrator

Dr. Tissa Weerasingha

Dr. Tissa Weerasingha

Senior Pastor, Calvary Church; Principal, Calvary Theological Seminary, Colombo, Sri Lanka; author 
Doctor of Ministry, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

Bill Whiddon

Bill Whiddon

Minister, mentor and teacher 
Bachelor of Theology, Seattle Bible College; graduate studies, CGSL

Paul Zettersten

Paul Zettersten

Retired Senior Pastor, Philadelphia Church, Seattle; seven decades of international ministry experience 
Bachelor of Arts, graduate studies in communication, California State University, Los Angeles, CA